Research is critical in global health. It generates knowledge, grounds health interventions, and guides program design and policy development. We talked to Dr. Prisca Adejumo about how we can decolonize research in global health and ensure that researchers who are doing the work in their own communities are engaged in solving health challenges as experts.
Dr. Prisca Adejumo, is the Head of the Department of Nursing at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and the Coordinator of the Pilot Cancer Risk Prevention Clinic at the University College Hospital in Ibadan. She is a professor of nursing, a researcher, and a scholar in the field of oncology nursing. Dr. Adejumo integrated cancer genomics into the nurses’ continuing professional development program and undergraduate curriculum of the University of Benin as well as the open and distance learning modules of the University of Ibadan. She is a fellow of the West African College of Nursing and a Nursing and Midwifery Council certified adult health nurse specialist. Her latest research interest is in genetic counseling with emphasis on improving cancer patient outcomes and enhancing nurses’ competencies in cancer genetics.
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